Monday, November 27, 2006

RTM Will Not Telecast Parliamentary Proceedings Live - Until MPs Learn To Behave Perhaps?

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will not telecast the parliamentary proceedings live despite constant requests by the opposition, Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said Monday. That is of course the government's right, whether to telecast or not.

However what I found intriguing were the reasons given for this reluctance to 'bare all.' Lord Zam explained that the decision was made in the 'interest of safeguarding harmony' in the country because besides the high cost involved, the people would surely not be able to accept the behaviour of the MPs and the conduct of the proceedings which had political and racial intonations.

Seriously, that statement gives the impression that the hallowed halls of Parliament are teeming with racists of every bent with a proclivity to tear the 'harmony' of the nation into tiny shreds every time they open their mouth and speak in the Dewan! That they might even perform a few tricks we naively associate only with lesser primates may be an unmentioned cause which adds to the reluctance of the government. Since the opposition, to quote the minister, has been 'constantly' requesting the telecasts, it can also be reasonably inferred that they have nothing to hide and therefore racist blabber and political circus clown acts must be the sole monopoly of Barisan MPs. Not surprising if you think of the badut2 in attendance these days.

Lord Zam further sermonized that "the time has not come for RTM to telecast the parliamentary proceedings live because our society has not attained a mental maturity where it is insensitive to racial issues!" Either that or some of our elected reps have the mental capacity and maturity of 4-year-olds and therefore cannot be unnecessarily exposed to the real world as the clownish cretins with racist leanings they are.

Why should the government prevent us from viewing the goings-on behind closed doors? Or are they shielding these reps and their antics from us? In which case at least for the next General Election, Barisan should ensure that only quality be the overriding criteria for selection of potential MPs. This current batch, especially from Umno are a terrible embarrassment.

Zam did make several good points though; He reminded the young generation to prepare to become future leaders who were acceptable to the multiracial society in the country. The young generation, he said, must be broad-minded, rational and open-minded because the country's history had never shown that the quality of leadership was focused on the strength of just one race.



Blogger What A Lulu said...

the umno general assembly telecast fiasco confirm what they didn't dare to say.

9:51 PM GMT+8  
Blogger What A Lulu said...

as in what they say disturbs people from both sides of the fence.

9:55 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he said it was the high costs and misbehaviour of MPs that made the government disllowing live telecast of the parliament proceesdings,but it doesn't sound rationale to me.Didn't the just concluded UMNO AGM was telecast live? Did they behave?

From here I see that the government does not place its ppl on high, as the supremacy of parliament to them is treated lower than a political party, a coaliation member.

The parliament belongs to all the ppl; UMNO AGM belongs only to UMNO members, but it was shown live. Did UMNO foot the bill? Was it not the rakyat's money? So why telecast live an AGM that didn't concern all the ppl? Why UMNO members deserved such high costs?

In my opinion, there are more advantages to telecast live the parliament proceedings than the negative points as explained by 'Lo Zam'. The behaviour of MPs can definitely be improved if the proceedings are to be telecast live. Becos, MPs will hv to be more cautious with wat they say and not say, and ppl will judge how competent are the MPs they hv elected.

With the live telecast, I believe those misbehaving MPs will think twice with their mischievous remarks.

So, I can see more advantages than our Lord Zam, why can't he?

10:36 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spectacular! a politician's way of calling his people stupid. They probably also want to prop up the gov's newspapers by allowing them to be the only ones to cover the event. One can only imagine the glowing reports that will ensue from our fair and balanced media with their exceptional 'socially responsible' editors.

2:16 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Walski69 said...

"The young generation, he said, must be broad-minded, rational and open-minded"

Wishful thinking, when the current generation of politikus maximus (Great Big Political Rats) are not doing one damn thing to instill a change of outlook and mindset. Pushing aspirations to the "younger" generation alone? Heh... has Lord Zam also become Tai Chi master?

It is nice, of course, that the Minister of Truth said what he said. But unless action follows words, it's nothing but empty, hypocritical rhetoric...

3:09 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


i reckon another reason they dowan to telecast is because of the many questions asked by opposition parliamentarians that the government simply either dunno or got no face to answer.

berani kerana benar... you know the rest :P

3:43 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is fun to see a bunch of racists talking crap rather than seeing Mps talking about something concerning the malaysians.

5:24 AM GMT+8  

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